Niger Delta group, the Niger Delta Project Monitoring Group, NDPMG, has accused contractors handling NDDC projects for being responsible for the underdevelopment in the Niger Delta region.
This was contained in a press statement signed by its national president Comrade Clever Agbe on Saturday.
The activist explained that it was unthinkable for the region to have recorded over 13,000 NDDC abandoned projects in the just concluded audit report, adding that this was part of the causes of poor development in Niger Delta region.
The statement reads: “The reason Niger Delta is still underdeveloped is because our leaders take contracts and abandon them without recourse to the negative implications it may impact on the region.
“We have lived that way because no one cautions them for their evil acts and if we continue to be silence, we will continue to have more abandoned projects and increased bad leaders who will make our region underdeveloped.
“If those projects were complete, imagine how developed Niger Delta may be, yet contractors are walking freely knowing fully well they are the cause of our problems.
“So, arise Niger Delta youths, let’s speak in one voice, do things to hasten completion of projects in the region, regardless of who will be offended”.
According to Agbe, the group was to campaign for the development of Niger Delta and to sure that no project is left uncompleted and to ensure contractors don’t go unpunished if deliberately abandon a project.
He said the group would supervise and assess the progress of projects awarded to any part of Niger Delta region.